James Ehrlich

James Ehrlich

SU Faculty, Smart Cities, Environment


James Ehrlich is the Founder of ReGen Villages, a Stanford University spin-off company creating the “Tesla of Ecovillages.”

As a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, primarily in the video game and entertainment technology area, James designed worlds that made sense. James became a Senior Technologist at Stanford University in 2012 and the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Center for Design Research in 2016. He is also a Senior Fellow at Opus Novum at NASA Ames, and in 2016 was appointed to a White House / U.S. State Department Joint Task Force on the Nexus of Food, Water, Energy and Waste.

James spent 14-years filming case study research on organic and bio-dynamic family farms and produced an award winning national PBS TV series, as well as co-authored a best selling companion book on Hachette (Organic Living THG, 2007).

Areas of expertise

Disaster Resilience •  Smart Cities